Dozens more pupils are isolating following a wave of new coronavirus cases at schools in Bolton.

Five more of the borough's schools have reported confirmed cases of the virus, bringing the total number of schools affected in the borough to at least 19.

Little Lever School revealed that a member of staff had tested positive for the virus, meaning a form of 30 year 7 pupils has been asked to isolate.

In a letter sent to parents and carers on Tuesday, headteacher Dominic Mckeon wrote: "I am writing to inform you that a member of support staff within the school has tested positive for coronavirus.

"In line with advice from Public Health England, the school has completed a deep clean.

"Whilst I understand that you may have concerns with regards to the above, I can assure you that the school has followed all measures in line with government guidance and will continue with social distancing measures and cleaning and hygiene arrangements will remain in place throughout the day in line with the Return to School Plan.

"Those children that have been affected by this have been informed and in line with government guidance have been instructed to self-isolate for 14 days."

Rivington and Blackrod High School

Pupils in three year 7 forms at Rivington and Blackrod High School have also been told to isolate until September 28 due to a confirmed case within their bubble.

Cases have also been confirmed at Claypool Primary School in Horwich, where year 3 pupils are isolating, and at Birtenshaw School, a special school based in Bromley Cross.

Pupils at Birtenshaw who came into 'close contact with the affected child' have been told they must isolate until September 24.

A year 7 pupil and two year 8 pupils at King's Leadership Academy in Great Lever have also tested positive.

The two year 8 pupils are now isolating along with the whole of year 7.

Other schools in Bolton where cases and self-isolations have already been confirmed include: